Inspired by some magical advice I got last night, I am taking deep breaths and thinking Simple.
A Christmas tree covered in twinkly lights and colored balls.
Gifts wrapped in kraft paper in twine.
Packets of store-bought hot cocoa and tiny marshmallows.
This time of year doesn’t have to be about extravagant expectations. I need to remember that.
Tonight, I’m going to settle down with a cup of hot cocoa and a plate of cookies, some friends and some stories. All that holiday prep can wait.